Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

     Vnto the boundles Ocean of thy beautie
 Runs this poore riuer, charg'd with streames of zeale:
 Returning thee the tribute of my dutie,
 Which heere my loue, my youth, my playnts reueale.
     Heere I vnclaspe the booke of my charg'd soule,
 Where I haue cast th'accounts of all my care:
 Heere haue I summ'd my sighes, heere I enroule
 Howe they were spent for thee; Looke what they are.
     Looke on the deere expences of my youth,
 And see how iust I reckon with thyne eyes:
 Examine well thy beautie with my trueth,
 And crosse my cares ere greater summes arise.
         Reade it sweet maide, though it be doone but slightly;
         Who can shewe all his loue, doth loue but lightly.

Samuel Daniel
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